1 killed, 2 injured in 4-vehicle crash on I-70 near Plainfield

At least two people were killed in a crash on I-70 on Oct. 24, 2021. (WISH Photo from INDOT traffic cam)

PLAINFIELD, Ind. (WISH) — One person is dead and two people are injured after a crash involving three semi-trailers and an SUV on Interstate 70 in Hendricks County on Sunday morning.

Police responded to the crash around 9:30 a.m. on I-70 near State Road 267 in Plainfield.

Upon arrival, officers found three semis and an SUV involved in the crash.

A driver of one of the semis was pronounced dead at the scene.

Another semi driver was transported to a nearby hospital with serious injuries.

The driver of the SUV received minor injuries, police said.

Preliminary investigation suggests that an eastbound semi lost control in a construction zone, jackknifing and crashing through the concrete barrier wall. A westbound semi then struck the semi head-on.

Police say the third semi received minor damage, and the SUV got caught up in the wreckage.

The exact cause of the crash remains under investigation, but police believe heavy rain was a contributing factor.

As of 4 p.m., ISP says that one eastbound lane is open for traffic. All westbound lanes remain closed for investigation and clean-up.

This story has been updated to reflect new information from ISP that one person has died and not two, as was originally reported.